'Super 8' Tops Box Office: Which Blockbuster Will Rule the Summer?

Published June 13, 2011

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Maybe it's just us, but we were really disappointed by "Super 8."

We thought it would be somewhere between J.J. Abrams' "Fringe" and Steven Spielberg's "E.T.," which is more or less what it was, minus the intellectual challenge of the former and the emotion of the latter.

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In other words, if you're over 12 years old, this movie probably didn't thrill you, unless you got a kick out of the late '70s nostalgia.

Nevertheless, the flick, which we'll categorize as sci-fi lite, topped the box office this weekend with $37 million, toppling "X-Men: First Class," which has rung in $98.8 million so far.

That said, the biggest movie of the summer so far is not your traditional blockbuster -- it's a dude flick. "The Hangover Part II" is the highest-grossing film of 2011 to date, earning $216.5 million domestically.

But with huge new movies like "Green Lantern" and "Harry Potter" still to come, let us know: Which blockbuster will rule the summer of 2011? 

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